February 28th – According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Union News Agency on the 27th local time, the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense reported 18,916 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 280 deaths in the country. As of 18:00 on the same day, Italy had a total of 2,907,825 confirmed cases and 97,507 deaths.
Sardinia is set up as a white pandemic prevention and control area.
It is reported that on the 27th local time, Italian Minister of Health Speranza signed a decree dividing Italy into one white pandemic prevention and control area, eight yellow pandemic prevention and control areas, nine orange pandemic prevention and control areas and two red pandemic prevention and control areas.
The new pandemic prevention and control area decree will be implemented from March 1.
According to the report, the yellow pandemic prevention and control area includes Calabria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Puglia, Sicily, Valeda Aosta, Veneto and Liguria; the orange pandemic prevention and control area includes Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia-Romagne, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Bolzano Autonomous Province, Trento Autonomous Province and Umbria; the Red pandemic prevention and control area includes Basilicata and Molise.
Since Sardinia’s Rt infection index has dropped to 0.68, the number of infections per 100,000 residents has dropped to 29.47.
In the past three weeks, the number of infections in Sardinia has not exceeded 50 per 100,000 residents, so the Ministry of Health has set Sardinia as a white pandemic prevention and control area.
According to the introduction, Sardinia is Italy’s first white pandemic prevention and control area.
According to the provisions of the decree, bars, restaurants, swimming pools, stadiums, cinemas, etc. in the white pandemic prevention and control area will be allowed to open, and curfews will be lifted, but people still need to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
The new government announced the first draft pandemic prevention decree.
On the 27th local time, the Italian government announced the first draft pandemic prevention decree, which will be in force from March 6 to April 6.
The new law stipulates that anyone with a temperature of 37.5 degrees will be obliged to stay at home and contact a family doctor, and not to go out at will.
Before March 27, except for health, work, special circumstances and other reasons, people are not allowed to travel across regions.
According to the law, bars and restaurants in the yellow pandemic prevention and control area can open before 18:00, and a maximum of four people are allowed at each table. If the same table is a family member, it is not subject to this restriction. From 18 p.m. to 22:00 p.m., bars and restaurants are only allowed to provide take-out services.
In addition, no food and drink in public places after 18:00, but the canteens of hotels and hotels are not subject to this restriction, but only services must be guaranteed to guests.
In addition, bars and restaurants in the red and orange pandemic prevention areas are only allowed to provide takeout. Except for the white pandemic prevention and control area, the national curfew will remain unchanged.
The curfew will remain from 22 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the next day. During the curfew, only work, necessary circumstances and health reasons are allowed to travel. During non-curfew hours, citizens are still advised not to go out as much as possible.
Except for the red pandemic prevention and control area, nurseries, kindergartens, primary schools and junior high schools will remain open, but for senior high schools, the proportion of classroom teaching will be maintained at more than 50% and less than 75%, in order to reduce school hours and the number of students attending school at the same time, and achieve the goal of maintaining a safe distance.
Nationwide, venues such as disco and dance halls will remain closed and gatherings will continue to be banned.
Facilities such as swimming pools and gyms will also remain closed, and multi-player sports activities will continue to stop, except for professional athletes’ training.
From March 27, cinemas, theaters, concert halls and other places in the Yellow pandemic Prevention and Control Area can be reopened, but they must maintain a safe distance of 1 meter, and must be approved by the Ministry of Culture and verified by the Scientific Committee before they can be opened.
After opening, they must also abide by the ceiling limit of audience size. The museum will remain open, but only on weekdays.
In the Red pandemic prevention and control area, merchants who provide daily necessities will still be allowed to open for business, barbershops and beauty centers will not be allowed to open, and visits to relatives and friends will be prohibited.